My clients and students often wonder about the "hot setup" for their manufacturing floor, office, or home. These articles match some of the handouts or fliers I give out.
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>How does a writer or artist determine what to bill for >services? When I was beginning to sell words as "work for hire" rather than to more traditional periodicals or publishers, a Canadian outfitter asked me to quote a many-page brochure for their business. Since I didn't have a clue how to figure the charges, I called Chris Bohjalian. (Chris is a Vermont novelist who was an advertiser in a former life.) His advice, "Charge what you do in your day job." Since I'm an engineer and business consultant in real life, that was easy. Just like lawyers and doctors, I think in billable hours. And it gave me a workable basis to value my writing time. On the other hand, our arts council had to determine the value of inkind services the artists donate to a local school. Thanks to some published info, we discovered a range of $30-$45/hour (U.S. time, you figure the currency). We chose the high end. Dick [Hmmm, .1 hours (I type verrrrry slowly ;-) at $135] Harper [That will be $13.50, please] VISA/MC/AMEX/NO - STAMPS/CURRENCY OK ================ The Accounting Web newsletter tells us: >A doctor and a lawyer were talking at a party. Their conversation >was constantly interrupted by people describing their ailments >and asking the doctor for free medical advice. After an hour of >this, the exasperated doctor asked the lawyer, "What do you do to >stop people from asking you for legal advice when you're out of >the office?" >"I give it to them," replied the lawyer, "and then I send them >a bill." >The doctor was shocked, but agreed to give it a try. The next >day, still feeling slightly guilty, the doctor prepared the >bills. When he went to place them in his mailbox, he found a bill >from the lawyer. Copyright (C) 2000 AccountingWEB. All rights reserved. May be reproduced in any medium for non-commercial purposes as long as attribution is given.)
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